【业果 KARMA】业会增长广大 The magnification of karma
业果 : 业会增长广大
日常师父法语50B 18'30" ~19'33" 手抄稿第七册P63 L2
50B18’30” – 19’33” Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P63 L2
English Lamrim Vol 1 Pg 211
【Karma】- The magnification of karma
【Moreover, it is said in the Collection of Indicative Verses:
Like a poison that has been ingested,
The commission of even a small sin
Creates in your lives hereafter
Great fear and a terrible downfall.
As when grain ripens into a bounty,
Even the creation of small merit
Leads in lives hereafter to great happiness
And will be immensely meaningful as well. 】
This shows magnification. Even though you have created very little bad karma, when the effect is produced, you will be in tremendous fear and misery. Why? It has magnified! Just like a little bit of poison, if it gets in your body, even though it's just a little, it can destroy your big body, because it can magnify. On the contrary, when you create a little merit, it can produce tremendous happiness in the next life. Just like the grain, it is only a seed when you plant it. Ah-yo! Once it grows, the harvest can be so great! It can produce so much, all sorts of things. For instance, we can just casually plant any tree, an apple tree. We put in such a small seed, oh! It can grow up to produce a tree full of apples, perhaps even a few hundred pounds. It will continue to magnify. This is the principle.